STUDY: THE NEW CORONAVIRUS INCLUDES PSYCHIC PROBLEMS IN AUSTRIA
The pandemic with the new coronavirus has negative consequences for the mental health of Austrians, and the incidence of depressive symptoms in Austria, according to a representative study by the University of Kremlin, has increased significantly.
Sleep disturbances and symptoms of fear are also more common, according to the University.
Symptoms of depression increased from about four percent to more than 20 percent, while symptoms of fear in the population increased from five to 19 percent.
About 16 percent of the population said they suffer from insomnia.
“The results of the investigation are disturbing,” said study author Christoch Pich, head of psychotherapy and biopsychosocial health.
Adults under the age of 35, women and the unemployed are particularly burdened with the current situation, while those over the age of 65 are less burdened with the condition.